The Spring Step into Nature Writing Retreat

is transforming into

the Autumn Writing Retreat

Our new dates are November 1 - 5. Most people enrolled in the spring retreat will come in fall, but not all are able, so there are a few spots. Email me if you'd like details.

Annually, Patrice offers a five-day writing retreat in a gorgeous location. She’s brought groups to New Mexico, Santa Barbara, Arizona and Mendocino County. 

This year’s retreat will be held at Bell Valley Retreat Center along the Navarro River in the Anderson Valley in rural Mendocino, and only about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Autumn weather, I'm told, is the best time to be there—warm but not hot days, cool but not cold nights.

The fall is my favorite writing time, when the move inward begins and my imagination becomes most lush.


Bell Valley will be our and ours alone for the retreat. Lodging is in the original Toll House, a converted barn, and tent cabins.


We’ll gather for hurry-free days of inspiration. Time for community and solitude, reflection and revery. Imagine not getting into your car for several days and being able to take strolls or hikes in the surrounding hills. Our nutritious and equally delicious meals will be prepared by Chef Heather Burman, chef for the previous two retreats.


Writing Retreats

One-Day Writing Retreats

A few times during the year, Patrice leads one-day writing retreats for women—a time to step back from the demands of our everyday lives and turn inward, a time to mull in the company of others also honoring the value of doing so. She holds these workshops in beautiful locations along the Monterey Peninsula and offers them for groups who invite her. Lunch comes with each retreat so the day can be focused on creative exploration.

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